“Her Majesty’s Aberration”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette
Publication date: March 1948
Original publication: Astounding Science Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Ole Doc Methuselah
Story description: When Ole Doc Methuselah lands on the planet Dorcon, he finds murderously hostile inhabitants, a mad queen with a face disfigured by an assassin’s bomb, and her deposed tubercular son—the true king—and his wife and child imprisoned in the palace dungeon. Ole Doc restores the old queen’s beauty and sanity, and puts the son back on his rightful throne.
Currently available in the book Ole Doc Methuselah.